Sons of the West
Sons of the West
Watergardens are proud to partner with the Western Bulldog Community Foundation for the Son of the West program.
Published 04 October

What is the ‘Sons of the West?’

Facilitated by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, in partnership with local councils and community health services across Victoria, Sons of the West is a FREE 10-week health program for men. Providing participants with a supportive and safe environment for them to learn about their physical, mental, and social health, Sons of the West aims to empower men to take control of their health and wellbeing.

If you are interested in making new mates, learning some new tips and tricks, getting active and picking up some cool, free stuff while you’re at it – then Sons of the West is for you!

Who is it for?
Sons of the West is open to all men over the age of 18 who live or work in Victoria’s west.
The Western Bulldogs partner with local councils and community health centres within the municipalities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Wyndham, Ballarat, Sunbury and Maryborough.

The program caters for all levels of knowledge and fitness, with the physical activity sessions split into three groups of ‘Getting Active, ‘Active’ and ‘Active Advanced’ to accommodate for all fitness abilities. The program aims to make exercise fun, achievable and enjoyable – just the way it should be!

What happens in the Sons of the West Program?

Each week for 10-weeks, you will meet at your local Sons of the West group for two hours where you will hear from a guest speaker and then get active!


In the first hour you will hear from a range of guest speakers who are experts in men’s health. One week you will be learning about how to have a healthy diet, the next you will be listening to cancer survivors or learning about your mental fitness. The interactive sessions aim to give you a space to learn, ask questions and increase your health knowledge. At Sons of the West, no two sessions are the same!

 Physical Activity

During the second part of the session, we will put our knowledge to the test by getting out and you guessed it… being active! The physical activity sessions cater for all levels of knowledge and fitness. The session is broken down into three different groups for all different fitness levels. We all have good days and bad days, so please remember that at any time throughout the program you can move up and down within these groups. Your health is our priority.

How do I get involved?

Easy! Head to the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation website and express your interest today or email [email protected] for more information.

Image Source: Western Bulldogs Community Foundation
Sons of the West participants with Western Bulldog players Tim English and Stefan Martin



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